Diploma in Food Hygiene


Diploma in Food Hygiene

Food and Hygiene Course

Enrol with eLearning College, for the chance to take part in this free online food hygiene course.  Open to newcomers and experienced learners from all backgrounds, our most advanced food hygiene course can be taken from any location worldwide – 100% free of charge.  If looking for a flexible food and hygiene course to support your career development, our self-paced home study programs come highly recommended.  Whether starting from scratch or looking to build on your existing knowledge and skills, this endorsed food safety and hygiene course could be just the thing.  With no time restrictions or deadlines imposed, our exclusive online courses are ideal for busy learners.

This diploma-level food safety supervisor course covers a broad range of topics and knowledge areas over a series of online modules.  Each of which concludes with a multiple-choice assessment, which must be submitted before progressing the to the next module.  Topics examined include the fundamentals of food hygiene, the causes and effects of food poisoning, a look at microbiology, the importance of proactive pest control, food packaging and labelling, how to transport food safely, and more.  All study aids required to complete the course are included as standard, and you can count on the support of the eLearning College team at all times.  Sign up online and start your advanced food hygiene diploma today, or contact our admissions team anytime for more information.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the risks associated with substandard food safety
  • Discuss the potential consequences of low food safety standards
  • Describe the seven most important principles of a safe food supply chain
  • Understand the importance of high food hygiene standards
  • Discuss the links between food hygiene and the risk of food poisoning
  • Proactively control food hygiene standards in the workplace
  • Name and discuss each of the four main principles of food hygiene
  • Understand the most important steps for effective cleaning in the workplace
  • Ensure food is cooked to a safe temperature before being served
  • Understand the differences between the different types of micro-organisms
  • Take preventative steps to prevent the growth of bacteria and pathogens
  • Discuss the potential risks associated with the consumption of spoiled food
  • Differentiate between bacterial food poisoning and chemical food poisoning
  • Discuss the control measures that can be implements to prevent food poisoning
  • Understand the potential consequences of falling ill after consuming contaminated foods
  • Identify the signs of different types of pest infestation
  • Take practical steps to avoid pest infestation in the workplace
  • Understand the potential risks associated with the presence of pests
  • Ensure food is heated to, held at and chilled to an appropriate temperature for safety
  • Understand the important of ensuring food temperatures are accurate
  • Discuss the primary principles of safe and hygienic food storage
  • List the various products that are controlled by product-specific regulations
  • Discuss the information that must be included on product packaging by law
  • Understand the labeling requirements of different types of foods
  • Ensure food is stored at the right temperature for safety
  • Understand the importance of carefully controlled storage conditions
  • Discuss the main principles of safe food transportation


At eLearning College, our exclusive elearning programs can be taken from any location, and are offered 100% free of charge.  It costs nothing to enrol, and we include all essential learning resources and study aids as standard.

Our self-paced courses are ideal for anyone looking to build the knowledge and skills needed to improve their career prospects.  Upon completion of your free online course, you will have the opportunity to request one of the following certificates as proof of your new skills:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from eLearning College
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

A certificate confirming the successful completion of your course could be just the thing to boost your CV, giving you an edge over rival candidates.  A small fee is payable for each of these certificates, for which more information can be found on our pricing page

However, there is no obligation to claim any of these certificates, and there is nothing to pay to take part in any of our online programs.

For more information on our free online courses or to learn more about the three certificate options above, contact a member of the team at eLearning College today.

Course Info
Course Level Level 5
Study Method Online
Course Duration 12 Month(s)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Start Date Ongoing
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Course Rating

Student Feedback


Mohamad Agung Handriawan

2 months ago

very good training


Keerthana Bhogi

3 months ago

very informative and interesting



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